|Nationality United States||Name Ellen Alemany|
|Full Name Ellen Rose Alemany|
Born December 27, 1955 (age 59) (1955-12-27) New York City, New York, U.S.
Alma mater University of BridgeportAcademy of Mt. Saint Ursula
Education Fordham University (1980), University of Bridgeport
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Ellen Rose Alemany is an American banker. In October 2013, she retired as chairman and CEO of RBS Citizens Financial Group and RBS Americas. She returned from retirement in 2015 to become chairwoman and CEO of CIT Group and chairwoman, CEO, and president of CIT Bank. Alemany is on the boards of Automatic Data Processing, CIT and Fidelity National Information Services.
- Early life and education
- RBS Citizens Financial Group
- Federal Advisory Council
- Current boards
- Awards and honors
Early life and education
Ellen Rose Alemany was born in New York City to William P. Luciani and Lucy M. Luciani. She attended secondary school at the Academy of Mount Saint Ursula in The Bronx, New York. After graduating from the Academy of Mount Saint Ursula High School in 1973, Alemany enrolled at the University of Bridgeport where she graduated in three years in 1976 with a bachelor's degree in English literature. Alemany was awarded a master's in business administration from Fordham University Graduate School of Business with a specialization in finance in 1980. She completed the Credit Training Program at Chase Manhattan Bank in 1981.
In May 2011, she received an honorary doctorate from Bryant University.
RBS Citizens Financial Group
Alemany joined RBS Americas as chairman and CEO in 2007. In 2008, Alemany was named CEO of RBS Citizens Financial Group, the country's 12th largest bank by assets and was appointed chairman and CEO in 2009. RBS Citizens is a commercial bank holding company regulated by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Alemany managed 19,000 employees over a 12 state retail and commercial banking footprint stretching from New England through the Mid-Atlantic and into three states in the Midwest.
Alemany chaired RBS Citizens Financial Group and RBS Citizens, N.A. She was also a member of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group's executive committee, RBS's nine-member executive leadership team.
Alemany joined Citibank in 1987 and held various positions including Executive Vice President for the Commercial Business Group, which includes CitiCapital, the Commercial Markets Group and the Commercial Real Estate Group. CitiCapital, where she also served as President and CEO, was the second-largest bank-owned leasing company in North America.
She held a number of executive positions in Citigroup's Global Corporate Bank, including Customer Group Executive of North American Markets, Global Industry Head of Media and Communications, and U.S. Industry Head of Consumer Products, before being appointed Executive Vice President of Citibank and Customer Group Executive for the Global Relationship Bank in Europe, based in London, in 1999. She also served as Chairman and CEO for Citibank International plc, Citibank's European bank; Country Corporate Officer for the United Kingdom; and member of the Board of Citibank, N.A.
Federal Advisory Council
Alemany was appointed as the First District Representative on the Federal Advisory Council that advises the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Alemany served a three-year term from 2008-2010.
Alemany served as Treasurer and Executive committee member of the Financial Services Roundtable, board member of The Clearing House Payments Company, board member of Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation and board member of The Equipment Leasing & Finance Association.
Alemany has been serving on the board of Automatic Data Processing (ADP) since 2012. ADP is one of the largest providers of business processing and cloud based solutions to employers around the world.
Alemany joined the board of CIT in January 2014. CIT provides commercial financing, lending, leasing and advisory services to small and middle market businesses.
In 2014, Alemany joined the board of Fidelity National Information Services (FIS), the world's largest global provider of banking and payments technology, consulting and outsourcing solutions.
Alemany has been serving on the Center for Discovery Board of Directors since 2008. From 2002-10, she was a Member of the Board of Directors of the March of Dimes (NY Division).